West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia is a congressional district that stretches from the Ohio River border with Ohio to the Potomac River border with Maryland and the border with Virginia.

West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton, Randolph, Upshur, Lewis, Braxton, Calhoun, Roane, Wirt, Jackson, Putnam, Clay and Kanawha counties.[1]

The district previously included the capital city of Charleston and the rapidly growing residential communities of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands regions connected by a narrow strip of nearly unpopulated counties.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Shelley Moore Capito (R).

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of West Virginia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Shelley Moore Capito won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Howard Swint 30.2% 68,340
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito Incumbent 69.8% 157,825
Total Votes 226,165
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Virginia Lynch Graf (D) and Phil Hudok (Constitution) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 68.5% 126,814
     Democratic Virginia Lynch Graf 29.7% 55,001
     Constitution Phil Hudok 1.9% 3,431
Total Votes 185,246

2008
On November 4, 2008, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Anne Barth (D) and Aaron Mills (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 57.1% 147,334
     Democratic Anne Barth 42.9% 110,819
     N/A Aaron Mills 0% 16
Total Votes 258,169

2006
On November 7, 2006, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mike Callaghan (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 57.2% 94,110
     Democratic Mike Callaghan 42.8% 70,470
Total Votes 164,580

2004
On November 2, 2004, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Erik Wells (D) and Julian Martin (Mountain) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 57.5% 147,676
     Democratic Erik Wells 41.3% 106,131
     Mountain Julian Martin 1.3% 3,218
Total Votes 257,025

2002
On November 5, 2002, Shelley Moore Capito won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Humphreys (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito incumbent 60% 98,276
     Democratic Jim Humphreys 40% 65,400
Total Votes 163,676

2000
On November 7, 2000, Shelley Moore Capito won election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Humphreys (D) and John Brown (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShelley Moore Capito 48.5% 108,769
     Democratic Jim Humphreys 45.9% 103,003
     Libertarian John Brown 5.6% 12,543
Total Votes 224,315

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd congressional district of West Virginia after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in West Virginia

In 2011, the West Virginia State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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